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    question bout my new eggbeaters

    man these things are cool. i just got the stainless from ebay, $60. altho i probably wouldnt notice the difference between 4-sided and 2-sided entry. anyhow, i've been riding clipless for a few months now and started off with spd's, and for some reason learned to release by clicking "in." when i approach a stop, my left foot is at the bottom of the pedal stroke, i click my right heel in and rest my right foot on the ground. all the instructions (and threads) say click the heel out, but when my right foot is at the top of the pedal stroke it's more natural, and seemingly works just as well, to click inwards. anyway, the eggbeater cleats have the 15/20 degree release option, and since i click my heel the opposite way, should i install the cleats the opposite way from what the instructions say to get the angle i desire? to be honest i'm such a clipless novice that i probably wouldnt notice 15 versus 20... i think my question really should be, does anyone else release by clicking their heel in because i've never seen it mentioned before. the motion is so much more fluid than clicking outward and at least for crank bros and spd, it has worked fine for me.

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    install at 15 degree release...I have mallets and do the same thing
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    I only release by rotating in on accident.

    Like when I crash my foot usually comes flying out of the pedals because the bike twisted my foot in and unclipped for me.

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    I personally only release "inwards" when I'm feeling daring. Or crashing.
    Normally I find that I release outward at the bottom of my stroke because I can more cock my ankle at a greater angle down there so I'm more sure of unclipping.

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    I installed the cleats for 15 degree release, and have had no problems. I've only ever released inwards when crashing ... just doesn't feel comfortable to me, but to each his own. I usually release towards the bottom of the pedal stroke.

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    I have 7 bikes with EB's. I have several pairs of shoes and sandals. I have a SS/fixie and road bike with Quattro SL, a Titainum Bacchetta Recumbent with Triple Ti EB's, a touring commuter recumbent with Stainless, and a HT MTB with Mallets and DS MTB with Chrome EB's and a recumbent trike with I think the stainless ones.

    I tend to have a different foot preference for first disengagement on different bikes. I disengage left foot first on MTB's and right foot first on recumbents and upright road bikes. I have no idea why. On the trike I tend to do both at once. So I have my 15 degree cleat on different sides on different shoes. My right ankle is weak also due to an accident injury and I tend to want to disengage this foot by turning in where I have more strength. So I'm working on reversing cleats.

    Now I bet your really confused. I have two pairs of MTB shoes, two pairs of Road, a pair of casual Specialized Rockhoppers for commuting and some Lake sandals. All EB equipped and with different cleat combinations. So I'm really confused. Not really. I like EB's but I'm still playing with the cleats. Weird?

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    i do an odd thing. Well first of all im set at 15 degrees. I twist my left foot inwards and my right food out
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    If you set them for 15 degrees according to the instructions then when twisting out, either or both feet, they will release at 15 degrees, duh, but if you twist in they will release at 20 degrees. If you set them at 20 degrees out twist (just swapping right and left) intwist release will be 15degrees.

    The cleats are mirror images of each other, one is not a 15 degree cleat while the other is a 20. One always clicks out at 15 clockwise and 20 counter clockwise while the other always clicks out 20 clockwise and 15 counter-clockwise, the setting is just switching the right and left.
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    Learn to clip out in all parts of your stroke. It'll come in handy one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Learn to clip out in all parts of your stroke. It'll come in handy one day.
    I usually unclip while lying comfortably on my back with the bike unpside down above me. Not that I crash its just that I prefer making a scene by coming to a stop, flopping over, and rolling around with the bike straped to my feet.
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